ANCIENT TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ART
Kashmir known as the valley of dreams and paradise on the earth.
Kashmir has its own ancient cultural background and is famous for
its cultural beauty, mountains, lakes, gardens and crafts. The
history of “SQAY” can be traced in early days of Kashmir history,
when man learnt to protect himself from wild animals, individually
Before 4012 B.C Sqay Martial Art was used by kashmiri’s to protect
themselves and used this art for kill animals for their food
purposes. But after 3905 B.C the king “Diya Dev” give the training
of this art to the soldiers for protection of Kashmir from enemies
and give strict orders to follow up these rules to soldiers.
In 3889 B.C, a storm had destroyed whole Kashmir. The storm was
known as (Tophani Nuh A.S). Storm of Nuh A.S, That storm had
destroyed whole nation. The few people were alive in (Kohistans)
forests of Kashmir.They used this art for protection themselves from
wild animals and enemies, and using this art for killing animals for
food purposes individually or collectively. After the storm of Nuh
A.S when the Kashmir was rebuilt in the period of Kashwap Reshi then
their was the democratic government.
The king of Kashmir “Puran Karan” started the training of “SQAY
Martial Art for their solidiers and made it compulsory. In 3121 B.C
king “Oukhand” was the king of Kashmir. In this period, a big war
destroyed some parts of Kashmir. After 3121 B.C Kashmir was safe
from invaders up to 1324 A.D. In 1324 A.D, Kashmir was once again
attacked and this time the king “Zavel Qader Khan” Tatari defeated
the king of Kashmir.
During the muslim period from 1325 A.D to 1819 A.D, the SQAY Martial
Art training was compulsory for Kashmiri soldiers. These martial art
were known as Kashmiri “Shamsherizen”.
After the 1819 A.D due to the poor intention of government, the
ancient traditional war art of Kashmir was not developed and
popularity thus vanishing this art of defense from Kashmir..
Now from the 2 decades from i.e 1987 we are working hard to develop
this ancient traditional cultural martial art in world arena by
conducting sports competitions of this art. We hope with in the
limited period of time it will get popularity in world arena like
other martial arts.
We Kashmiri’s must not forget that we have our indigenous martial
art which is not below the standard of other martial arts.